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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 9, 2012 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: When you can't decide on a show (or, even a time period)...

...let Dead Air pick your tunes.
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=deadair

Not sure how I found this: I think it was Ringo's TDIH-but-not-really-TDIH thread from the other day. Anyway, it's a little, Dead radio show out of Wesleyan U. in Conn. It comes on on Sunday night but they archive the shows here. If you go to the page linked above, you can read the playlist (which you can't do on the WESU's page until you pick a date and open it.)

I'm going with this tonight (while I make my Critters some fish and pasta).
http://www.archive.org/details/dead_air_20070506

Feel Like a Stranger (1980-05-16)
Cumberland Blues (1970-01-17)
Mindbender (1966-02-06)
Mason's Children (1970-01-24)
Playin' In The Band >
Uncle John's Band (1991-04-27)
Cats Under The Stars (JGB)
Help On The Way >
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower (1975-08-13)
Memphis Blues (1989-10-16)
Cosmic Charlie (1969-01-25)

Personally, there are times where I like to hear the whole spectrum of tunes and times mashed up next to each other.

Enjoy your weekend,
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Mar 9, 2012 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When you can't decide on a show (or, even a time period)...

There'a long Dead connection there -- I believe Barlow went to Wesleyan (nearly 50 years ago). If memory serves me right, he heard Leary or Alpert speak there one night, traveled up to Millbrook to see what it was all about, and the rest is history.

Given our recent conversation about cross-generational legacies, here's a fun development. I had a request yesterday (I'm a librarian) from an undergraduate who wants to write a research paper on how the media covered the Dead. She described herself as a "huge Deadhead."

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Poster: N Hoey Date: Mar 9, 2012 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When you can't decide on a show (or, even a time period)...

Barlow was class of '69. His connection to the Dead began by being roommate with Weir at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs CO. He was already "on the bus" by the time he rode his BMW motorcycle to Millbrook.

I grew up in Middletown. My mom, who worked at Wesleyan knew Barlow (He was in the College of Letters) and as a kid I met him a number of times while he was a student there. I used to play the kids card game "Concentration" with him when he'd stop by. He stored that BMW in our garage for a time after he graduated while he traveled in Asia.

My first awareness of the Dead happened when they played for free outside on the campus 5/3/70. I was 11 and wasn't allowed to stay up to see them.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 13, 2012 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When you can't decide on a show (or, even a time period)...

Thanks for the lagniappe, N Hoey.

"He stored that BMW in our garage for a time after he graduated while he traveled in Asia. "

Can anyone think of any references to this experience in his lyrics? All I keep getting in my head is the cowboy stuff.

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 9, 2012 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When you can't decide on a show (or, even a time period)...

"She described herself as a "huge Deadhead.""

Well, just how big was she?

So many mindmaps could be done on this topic. When I was into Edward Tufte, I envisioned doing frequency-graphs of songs played with a temporal baseline.

Judge TOOTMO